Little Benji

Premmie Marathon Challenge

Fighting to survive with every single breath

While I thought falling pregnant was the hardest part, soon I realised this mammoth of a tough ride was about to begin when Benji decided it was time and made a dramatic arrival on 15th May 2020  at 25.1 weeks gestation (15 weeks early) weighing only 550 grams and was called micro premmie.

When I was exhausted just looking at the pain he was going through, but my little man fought every single time and didn’t give up. All we had to do was, listen to Benji softly whisper "give me a chance to survive".

Benji has been so blessed & fortunate to have the best consultants, fellows, doctors, surgeons, nurses and not to forget the LIFE SAVING EQUIPMENT at the Royal Hospital For Women.

Thank you for supporting ‘Premmie Marathon Challenge’ this November, raising funds for urgently needed lifesaving humidicribs for the Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, and the Alice Springs Hospital neonatal units, giving hundreds of premature babies a better chance of survival.

Thank you to our Sponsors

$1,000

Brendan Carpenter

Amazing story and effort from Benji but also Hazie and Johnny

$260

Steve And Donna Sheppard

You can join the Sheppard club that has run a marathon ( don’t tell them your doing in stages)

$208

Johanna

I have so much admiration for you Wendy. I want to be like you when I grow up! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

$208

Vessela Tasker

Brilliant, so inspiring Lechelle! You’re amazing Xx

$208

Brionny Rogers

$208

Selina Lygoyris

$200

Tara King

So proud of what you are doing here - Goal now achieved

$200

Jess Dowell

My little fighter! He is strong like both of his amazing parents and I can just see him being a cheeky little boy when he gets bigger! He already likes to push the boundaries.. go Benji Boy and all the other little fighters out there!

$200

Lechelle Hooper

$200

Nathan Green

$200

Mary Devoy

$197

Susie From Hobart

hope that means you reached $ 1100 ! Mammoth effort!

$156

Alida

My little cousin - Keep growing nice and strong!

$156

Kate Burns

Can’t wait to participate and raise awareness for premies and Benji’s plight 👏👏

$150

Jill Bunting

For Benji and the other little legends in the NICU...

$107

Viji

Well done

$104

Rebecca Yagdulas

You’re a fighter Little Benjie..

$104

Ironbark Cook-off Donation!!

Congratulations team on a great morning tea and the continued fundraising for a worthwhile cause.

$104

Christina Yip

Benji, Hazey and Johnny - you are all such fighters. Be strong and h

$104

Eireann O'brien

$104

Kristina Morales

Good on you Sel!! X

$104

Renee De Saxe

Good luck Sel x

$104

Emma Dougherty

$104

Carmel Rose

$104

Jamie Campbell

$104

Linda Furnari

$104

Amy Nikolovski

Happy running Lechelle, what a great cause and way to support your friend 🥰

$104

Lisa Petancevski

$104

Claudia Naug

$104

Christine Papas

$104

Larisa Sarraf

You do incredible work, thank you so much. So inspiring!

$104

Ryan Hooper

$104

Jo

Such a wonderful cause and close to my heart. You're amazing and Benji is such a strong little man. Best wishes xxx

$104

Tim Ku

Good job Hazie- best wishes to you and family!

$100

Peter Tiffin

Go go grow lil Benj

$100

Anonymous

$100

Karen Ledbury

Go babe.. I love you are doing this. Brings tears to my eyes seeing what a difference this equipment makes. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

$100

Anonymous

Proud of you Bubz. Lots of love, A&Bubz

$100

You Lin Yang

Wish you all the best

$78

Ays Leonardi

$52

Amy

$52

Beni Petancevski

$52

Laura Romeo

A worthy cause to support Lechelle :) Good Luck

$52

Wendy Moore

$52

Judy D'souza

$52

Lyn Haines

$52

Deepa Ravi

Incredibly inspiring xx

$52

Kristina Seufert

$52

Sarah Hellewell

$52

Sarah Ridley

Can you believe how tiny your girls were? It’s crazy. Run for all those little ones and all their amazing, resilient parents, too!! Sx

$52

Virginia Manson

congratulations Alison and Happy Birthday

$52

Lisa Thomas

Wonderful that you are doing this. Keep going! Xxx

$52

Uyapo

Such an awesome mission! Keep going Mishy 🤗

$52

Scott Couper

Go hard Wendy.

$52

Sofie Rossi

$52

Anonymous

$52

Hazel Vinitha

$52

Nikki Sheppard

$52

Milena Marcetic

You are the strongest and bravest little boy Benji!!! 🙌🏻🌟💙 We love you!!!

$52

Veronica Atley

$52

Annabel Hill

$52

Mariana Kearvell

Your amazing Hazel! Benji has a strong Mum. Xx

$52

Jay Santiago

$52

Anonymous

Hi Team, so happy to donate to my beautiful friends, such a great cause..

$52

Melissa Campaniello

Well done Shelly !! xox

$52

Susan Russo

Dear Hazey, following you and Johnny on your fight for Benji' s life has certainly been an eye opener. Who would ever have imagined all the miracles that are performed ever day in hospital wards. Benji is a credit to each and everyone of those caring people. The future is so bright for you all, look forward to following Benji as he grows each day. X

$52

Chitra Narayanan

Love you Benjamin the Brave

$52

Echo Peng

$52

Roslyn Burns

Well done Kate.

$52

Dora Guo

Good Job little Benji !!! Can't wait to see you

$52

Kara Richardson

$50

Michelle Jay

$50

Johnny Castelletto

$50

Alison Robertson

$50

Sarah Mcmahon

$50

Mary King

$50

Anonymous

Fabulous and kind hearted gesture

$50

Anonymous

$50

Sumit Purdani

$50

Rebecca + Daddy & Mummy

You're an inspiration! Happy running xx

$50

Sharmila

$44

Sarah Rutherford

You’re amazing! Run well xx

$44

Stephen And Eva

Should not be a problem for you Kate. How about going for 100 ?

$42

Anonymous

Go girl! Very inspirational!

$42

Anonymous

$31

Lee-anne Mckinnon

Well done, you amazing woman! Enjoy your running.

$31

Charlotte Martin

Go Wendy! 🏃‍♀️

$30

Ali

$26

Anthony Mathew

Little benji is a great fighter, god bless you and praise the lord...

$21

Lenore Scali

Good luck gorgeous girl! x

$21

Wendy Valent

$21

Anonymous

$21

Liz Pride

$21

Rachel Peters

Amazing job Wendy! Hope you and your family are all well x

$21

Hayley Andrews

Go Nikki!!!

$21

Lauren Channells

Thanks for raising money to help precious little babies like ours!

$21

Sin

Great job! What a worthy cause!!

$21

Jodie Trim

Goooo you good thing!!

$20

Claudia Naug

$20

Meegan Dakers

$20

Anonymous

Good luck... You're brave than I ever was.

$20

Liz

Praying for all of you💖

$11

Blue

you go girlfriend

$10

Jacs

On ya Shelly ❤️

$10

Gaj

Well done Micha!

$10

Mary King

You've got this!